Woman's Work in America

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Annie Nathan Meyer
H. Holt and Company, 1891 - 457 pages
The chapters in this book on women in law, medicine, journalism, etc. were written by leading women in each field. Written at the height of the 19th century women's movement, they reflect the wide range of areas then opening up to women for the first time.

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Page 318 - The young lambs are bleating in the meadows, The young birds are chirping in the nest, The young fawns are playing with the shadows, The young flowers are blowing toward the west — But the young, young children, O my brothers, They are weeping bitterly! They are weeping in the playtime of the others, In the country of the free.
Page 224 - Man is, or should be, woman's protector and defender. The natural and proper timidity and delicacy which belongs to the female sex evidently unfits it for many of the occupations of civil life. The constitution of the family organization, which is founded in the divine ordinance, as well as in the nature of things, indicates the domestic sphere as that which properly belongs to the domain and functions of womanhood.
Page 259 - Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation. That your sex are naturally tyrannical is a truth so thoroughly established as to admit of no dispute; but such of you as wish to be happy willingly give up the harsh title of master for the more tender and endearing one of friend.
Page 224 - Assembly, that no person shall be precluded or debarred from any occupation, profession or employment (except military) on account of sex ; provided, that this act shall not be construed to affect the eligibility of any person to an elective office.
Page 382 - President of the United States, and to the Senate and House of Representatives...
Page 231 - Against the peace and dignity of the same." 27. There shall be elected in each county in this state, in such districts as the general assembly may direct, by the qualified electors thereof, a competent number of justices of the peace, who shall hold their offices for the term of four years, and until their successors shall have been elected and qualified, and who shall perform such duties, receive such compensation, and exercise such jurisdiction, as may be prescribed by law.
Page 259 - And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors.
Page 12 - I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have these hundred years. For learning has brought disobedience and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both"!
Page 28 - But young ladies, who ought only to have such a general tincture of knowledge as to make them agreeable companions to a man of sense...
Page 236 - Commonwealth shall respectively have power to admit a competent number of persons of an honest disposition, and learned in the law, to practice as attorneys in their respective courts.

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